Displays the data for one issue


evget [-r] [-c "field1, field2, ... fieldn"] [-f myfile.txt] [-a ] ID


This command displays field data for a single issue. By default, all fields on the Detailed Report layout to which a user has read permission, will be displayed. The Detailed Report for the user's current Business Area and Project is selected. There are three ways of specifying a subset of these fields to be displayed -

  • The -f option
  • The -c option
  • The existence of a file named $HOME/.evget (evget.txt on Windows). However, only fields on the Detailed Report layout can be displayed with this command.

NOTE: Even though attachments may be displayed on the Detailed Report layout, evget cannot display attachments.

If the file $HOME/.evget exists (evget.txt on Windows), and neither the -c option nor the -f option are specified, evget will use the contents of this file as the list of field names whose values will be displayed. The format of this file is:

  • Only one field name may be placed per line in this file
  • Only fixed database names may be used in this file
  • Blank lines are ignored
  • Lines whose first non-blank character is a hash (#) are ignored
  • A line containing only the string, __END__ marks the end of the field list. This line, and all lines after this line in the file are ignored.



Data for all fields is returned in XML format. All other command line options are ignored when -r is used.

-c "field1, field2, ... , fieldn"

Allows the user to provide a comma-separated list of fields to be displayed, as command line options. Field names must be identified using the fixed database names. If the -f option is used in combination with the -c option, all the fields included in myfile.txt will be displayed in addition to the fields specified with the -c option. When the -c option is used, the file $HOME/.evget is ignored.

-f myfile.txt

Allows the user to specify a file that contains a list of all the fields to be displayed. The format of this file is identical to the format of the file $HOME/.evget, described above. When the -f option is used, the file $HOME/.evget is ignored. -a left|normal

Controls the alignment of the displayed data. With -a normal, the colons which separate the display titles from their values are aligned vertically. With -a left, all the output is left justified. ID

Must be a valid Issue number.


Use the evfields command with the -g option to generate a sample get.txt file. This file may then be modified and saved as $HOME/.evget, to specify the default fields to be displayed by evget.


$ evget 10200
Assigned To: Internal IS Support
Changed by: Bill Smith
Comments: 6/30/04 System Administrator This needs to be fixed quickly
Date Created: 1/7/04
Description: Round corners, square edges, measure once
Documentation Impact:
ID #: 10200
Last Modified: 7/23/04
Operating System:
Originator: Guest User
Priority: P 3
Product: Tracker Enterprise
Severity: Low
Status: Open
Title: Metal mounting bracket is too short


$ evget -r 10200
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<id title="ID #"><!--[CDATA[10200]]--></id>
<date_created title="Date Created"><!--[CDATA[1/7/04]]--></date_created>
<timestamp title="Last Modified"><!--[CDATA[7/23/04]]--></timestamp>
<category title="Category"><!--[CDATA[]]--></category>
<originator title="Originator"><!--[CDATA[Guest User]]--></originator>
<last_change_user title="Changed by"><!--[CDATA[Bill Smith]]--></last_change_user>
<short_descr title="Title"><!--[CDATA[Metal mounting bracket is too short]]--></short_descr>
<product_name title="Product"><!--[CDATA[Tracker Enterprise]]--></product_name>
<priority title="Priority"><!--[CDATA[P 3]]--></priority>
<status title="Status"><!--[CDATA[Open]]--></status>
<assigned_to title="Assigned To"><!--[CDATA[Internal IS Support]]--></assigned_to> <resolution title="Resolution"><!--[CDATA[]]--></resolution>
<os title="Operating System"></os>
<severity_level title="Severity"><!--[CDATA[Low]]--></severity_level>
<dev_reproducible title="Reproducible"><!--[CDATA[]]--></dev_reproducible>
<description title="Description"><!--[CDATA[Round corners, square edges, measure once ]]--></description>
<comments title="Comments">< !--[CDATA[6/30/04 System Administrator This needs to be fixed quickly ]]--></comments>
<document_impact title="Documentation Impact">< !--[CDATA[ ]]--></document_impact> </problem_record>